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Overview

  • The Great Adventure Catholic Bible study system. This individual, small group or parish-based study provides an excellent introduction and overview of the Bible from a Catholic perspective in twenty three sessions. For more information please see The Great Adventure Website.
  • This reading list contains the reading to be complete before each session.
  • Add This reading list contains other helpful bible readings
  • CCC This reading list contains helpful Catechism of the Catholic Church readings

Session 1

  • CCC 50-141

Session 2

Early World – 1:
  • Genesis 1:1-3:24 | Creation, Adam and Eve / The Fall
  • Add John 1:1-14 | The Word Made Flesh
  • CCC73-104,356-358, 362-373, 345-349

Session 3

Early World – 2:
  • Genesis 4:1-11:32 | Cain and Able, Adam to Noah, Tower of Babel, Shem to Abraham
  • Add 1 Peter 3:18-22; Acts 2:1-13 | Christian Suffering
  • CCC 73-104, 356-358, 362-373, 345-349

Session 4

Patriarchs – 1:
  • Genesis 12:1-10:20 | Abraham’s Call and Migration, Abram and Sarai in Egypt
  • Genesis 15:1-18:33 | God’s Covenant with Abraham, Ishmael
  • Genesis 22:1-24 | The Testing of Abraham
  • Add Jeremiah 34:17-20 | The Pact Broken
  • Add Colossians 2:11-12 | Circumcision in Christ
  • Add James 2:13-23 | Faith and Works
  • CCC 143-147; CCC 154-155; CCC 2572

Session 5

Patriarchs – 2:
  • Genesis 25:1-34 | Abraham’s Sons, Abraham’s Death, Descendants of Ishmael, Jacob and Esau
  • Genesis 28:1-22 | Jacob’s Dream
  • Genesis 29:1-35 | Jacob gets married; Jacob’s children
  • Genesis 32:1-32 | Jacob wrestles with God and gets a new name
  • Genesis 37:1-50:26 | Joseph and his brothers: Focus on chapters 37 and 41-44
  • Add Romans 9:10-13 | God’s Free Choice
  • CCC 218

Session 6

Egypt and Exodus – 1:
  • Exodus 3:1-5:23 | Moses
  • Exodus 7:1-29 | Moses and Aaron Before Pharaoh
  • Exodus 11:1-12:51 | Death of the First Born, Passover
  • Exodus 14:1-31 | Crossing of the Red Sea
  • Exodus 16:1-36 | Desert of Sin, Quail and Manna
  • Exodus 17:1-16 | Water From the Rock, Battle with Analek
  • Add John 1:29 | John the Baptist Testimony to Jesus
  • Add Matthew 26:17; 26-28 | Preparation for Passover, The Lord’s Supper
  • Add 1 Peter 1:17-19 | Reverence
  • Add 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 | Paul’s Life as Pattern
  • Add John 6:1-71 | Multiplication of Loaves, Walking on Water, Bread of Life
  • Add 1 Corinthians 10:1-4 | Warning against Over-confidence
  • CCC 206

Session 7

Egypt and Exodus – 2: |
  • Exodus 19:1-20:26 | Covenant at Mt Sinai
  • Exodus 23:1-25:40 | Religious Laws, Ratification of Covenant, The Dwelling and it’s Furnishings
  • Exodus 32:1-34:35 | The Golden Calf, Renewal of the Tablets
  • Exodus 40:1-38 | Execution of the Dwelling
  • Add Luke 12:16-31 | Parable of the Rich Fool, Dependence on God
  • Add Hebrews 9:4 |The Worship of the First Covenant
  • Add Revelation 11:19-12:6 | The Woman and the Dragon
  • CCC 696-697

Session 8

Desert Wanderings:
  • Numbers 1:1-2:34 | Departure from Sinai
  • Numbers 10:1-12:16 | Sinai to the Plains of Moab
  • Numbers 13:1-14:45 | The Twelve Scouts, Threat of Revolt
  • Numbers 16:1-17:28 | Rebellion, Punishment, Aaron’s Staff
  • Numbers 20:1-29 |Sin of Moses and Aaron, Edo’s Refusal
  • Numbers 22:1-24:25 | Plains of Moab
  • Add Deuteronomy 8:1- | God’s Care, Danger of Prosperity
  • Add Matthew 4:1-4 | Temptation of Jesus
  • CCC 1897-1900

Session 9

Conquest and Judges – 1
  • Joshua 1:1-4:24 | Rahab and the spies, Conquest of Canaan
  • Joshua 6:1-8:35 | The fall of Jericho, Defeat at Ai, Capture of Ai
  • Joshua 23:1-24:33 | Return of the Transjordanian Tribes and Joshua’s Farewell
  • Add Hebrews 11:31 | Faith of Rahab
  • Add James 2:24-26 | Works and not by Faith Alone
  • Add 2 Corinthians 10:3-4:1 | Paul’s Accusation of Weakness
  • Add 1 Peter 2:11 | Christian Examples
  • Add 1 Timothy 6:11-12 | Exhortations to Timothy
  • Add Ephesians 6:11-18 | Armor of God

Session 10

Conquest and Judges – 2:
  • Judges 1:1-3:6 | Pagan survivors in Palestine, Infidelities of Israel, Stories of Judges
  • Judges 6:1-7:25 | Cal of Gideon, Defeat of Midian
  • Judges 17:1-21:25 | The Tribes of Dan and Benjamin
  • Add John 20:23 | Forgiving and Retaining Sins
  • Add Psalms 115:1-9 | The Greatness of the True God
  • Add Ruth 1:1-4:22 |
  • CCC 1730-1748, 1210 1213, 1325, 1426, 1446, 2085-2086, 2112

Session 11

Royal Kingdom -1:
  • 1 Samuel 1:4:22 | History of the Last Judges, Eli and Sameul
  • 1 Samuel 7:1-12:25 | Israel asks for a King, Monarchy in Israel
  • 1 Samuel 15:1-16:23 | Disobedience of Saul, Samuel sent to Bethlehem
  • 1 Samuel 26:1-25 | Saul’s Life Spared, David Taunts Abner, Saul Admits his Guilt
  • Genesis 21:1-3; 25:21; 30:2-24 | Birth of Isaac, Rebekah becomes Pregnant, children of Jacob
  • Judges 13:2; 24 | Birth of Samson
  • Luke 1:1-80 | The Infancy Narratives
  • Add Psalms 2; 47 | Royal Coronation, Ruler of All Nations

Session 12

Royal Kingdom – 2:
  • 2 Samuel 5:1-7:23 | David, King of Israel, The Ark Brought to Jerusalem
  • 2 Samuel 11:1-12:25 | David’s Sin, Punishment, Repentence
  • 1 Kings 2:1-12 | David’s Last Instructions and Death
  • 1 Kings 3:1-28 | Wisdom of Solomon
  • 1 Kings 6:1-7:19 | Building the Temple, Building the Palace
  • 1 Kings 10:23-29 | Solomon’s Wealth
  • 1 Kings 11:1-43 | The Sins of Solomon
  • Add Hebrews 7:1-4, 14-17 | Melchizedek, A Type of Christ
  • Add Psalms 51:1-21 | The Miserere: Prayer of Repentance
  • Add Psalms 110:1-7 | God appoints the King both King and Priest
  • Add Proverbs 1:1-7 | The Purpose of the Proverbs of Solomon
  • Add Matthew 12:6, 26:61 |
  • Add 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19 |
  • Add Deuteronomy 17:16-17 | Never Go Back
  • CCC 1847, 1850, 2580-2581
Royal Kingdom – 2:

Session 13

Divided Kingdom – 1:
  • 1 Kings 12:1-14:20 | Secession of Israel, Religious Rebellion
  • 1 Kings 15:25-16:34 |
  • 1 Kings 18:16-39 | Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
  • 1 Kings 21:1-29 | Seizure of Naboth’s Vineyard
  • 2 Kings 2:1-25 | Elijah and Elisha
  • 2 Kings 4:1-44 | Widows oil, Elisha and the Shunamite
  • 2 Kings 5:1-27 | Cure of Naaman
  • Add 1 Kings17:1-19: | Elijah and the Widow
  • Add Hosea 1:1-3: | Marriage with an Unfaithful Woman
  • Add Jonah 1:1-3:11 | The First Mission, Psalm of Thanksgiving, Conversion of Nineveh
  • CCC 2582-2584

Session 14

Divided Kingdom – 2:
  • 1 Kings 14:21-15:8 | Reign of Rehoboam
  • 2 Kings 8:16-29 | Reign of Jehoram of Judah
  • 2 Kings 11:1-12:22 | Rule of Athaliah, Reign of Joash
  • 2 Kings 18:1-21:18 | The Kingdom of Judah after 721 BC
  • 2 Kings 20:16-18 |
  • Add Deuteronomy 30:15-20 | The Choice before Israel
  • Add Isaiah 5:1-6 | The Vineyard Song
  • Add Isaiah 22:14-24 | Shebna and Eliakim
  • Add Micah 6:1-8 | Accusation and Answer
  • CCC 552-553

Session 15

Exile:
  • 2 Kings 17:1-20:21 | Exile of the North (Israel)
  • 2 Kings 24:1-25:21 | Exile of the South (Judah)
  • Add Jeremiah 34:1-22 | Fall of Jerusalem
  • Add Matthew 18:21-35 | Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
  • Add Daniel 1:1-7:28 | Daniel and the Kings of Babylon
  • Add Mark 14:60-65 | Jesus before the Sanhedrin
  • Add Ezekiel 34:1-31 | Parable of the Shepherds
  • Add Jeremiah 31:1-34 | Good News of the Return
  • Add Jeremiah 33:1-26 | Restoration of Israel
  • CCC 2838-2845

Session 16

Return:
  • Ezra 1:1-10 | End of the Babylonian Captivity
  • Ezra 3:1-7:28 | Worship Restored at Jerusalem; Foundations of the Temple laid
  • Ezra 9:1-10:17 | Ezra’s Prayer; The People’s Response; Foreign Wives and Children Rejected
  • Nehemiah 2:1-20 | Nehemiah sent to Judah; Rebuilding of Jerusalem walls
  • Nehemiah 4:1-5:13 | Hostile Plots Thwarted; Nehemia Deals with Oppression
  • Nehemiah 9:32-10:29 | The Covenant
  • Add Jeremiah 29:10-14 |
  • Add Esther 1:1-11:1 |

Session 17

Maccabean Revolt:
  • 1 Maccabees 1:1-6:63 | Maccabean revolt
  • Add Sirach 2 |
  • Add 2 Maccabees 12:28-45 |
  • Add Wisdom 3:1-8 |
  • CCC 988-996; 957-958; 1030-1032

Session 18

Messianic Fulfillment – 1:
  • Luke 1:1-9:50 | The announcement and birth and temptation of the Messiah
  • Add Genesis 3:1-24 | The Fall of Man
  • Add Exodus 17:1-7 | Water from the Rock
  • Add Exodus 20:1-26 | The Ten Commandments; The Fear of God
  • Add John 6:1-71 | Miracles; The Bread of Life; Eternal Life
  • CCC 1716-1729, 2052, 1382

Session 19

Messianic Fulfillment – 2:
  • Luke 9:51-19:27 |
  • Add Galatians 3:26-4:7 |
  • Add Matthew 18:18-20 |
  • Add John 20:21-23 |
  • Add Matthew 16:13-20 |
  • Add Matthew 25:31-46 |
  • CCC 2762-2766, 2803-2806, 553,588-589

Session 20

Messianic Fulfillment – 3:
  • Luke 19:28-24:53 |
  • Add Exodus 12:1- |
  • Add Isaiah 52:1- |
  • Add 1 Corinthians 5:7 |
  • Add 1 Peter 1:18-20 |
  • Add Revelation 5:6-14 |
  • Add John 21:1-19 |
  • Add Genesis 3:1- |
  • Add Hebrews 2:14-18 |
  • Add Isaiah 53:1- |
  • Add Galatians 3:13 |
  • Add Romans 6:1-14 |
  • CCC 613-614, 1340, 1213-1216, 1227-1228

Session 21

The Church – 1:
  • Add Matthew 28:16-20 |
  • Add Mark 16:14-18 |
  • Add Luke 24:13-49 |
  • Add John 20:19-23 |
  • Add John 21:15-19 |
  • Add Genesis 11:1-9 |
  • Add 1 Timothy 3:8-13 |
  • CCC 761, 765

Session 22

The Church – 2:
  • Acts 8:5-15:35 |
  • Add 1Timothy 1:12-17 |
  • Add Matthew 15:11 |
  • Add Matthew 19:1-20 |
  • Add Genesis 12:1-3 |
  • CCC 683,880-892

Session 23

The Church – 3:
  • Acts 15:36-28:31 |
  • Add 1 Thessalonians 2:1-4:18 | Previous Relations with the Thessalonians
  • Add 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 | Divisions in the Church
  • Add 1 Corinthians 5:1-2 | A Case of Incest
  • Add 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 | Sexual Immorality
  • Add 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 | Knowledge Insufficient; Practical Rules
  • Add 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 | The Lord’s Supper
  • Add 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 |
  • Add Philippians 1:12-18 | Progress of the Gospel
  • Add Ezekiel 37:1-28 | Vision of the Dry Bones; The Two Sticks
  • CCC 748, 817-819

Session 24

Conclusion
  • Acts 15:36-28:31 |
  • Add 1 Thessalonians 2:1-4:18 | Previous Relations with the Thessalonians
  • Add 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 | Divisions in the Church
  • Add 1 Corinthians 5:1-2 | A Case of Incest
  • Add 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 | Sexual Immorality
  • Add 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 | Knowledge Insufficient; Practical Rules
  • Add 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 | The Lord’s Supper
  • Add 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 |
  • Add Philippians 1:12-18 | Progress of the Gospel
  • Add Ezekiel 37:1-28 | Vision of the Dry Bones; The Two Sticks
  • CCC 748, 817-819

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